The World’s Longest Race Track Is Coming To Nevada
July 28th, 2017
It sounds too good to be true, but it is. Multi-millionaire, John Morris, is building the ultimate playground. It will be the world’s longest racetrack and he’s putting it in the middle of the desert just west of Vegas.
He bought Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch racetrack back in 2004 but he just recently paid an additional $5 million for the adjoining property in order to make it the longest racetrack ever, according to Digital Trends. The current record is held by the Nurburgring at 13.1 miles but Morris is hoping to expand Spring Mountain to longer than 15 miles. He also has plans to build a 6-mile off road course as well as a track for high-performance go-karts and a 6,000-foot drag strip. It’s gonna cost you though. Membership is reportedly upwards of $45,000. If you had the cash would you join?
Katie features a gorgeous restoration of a rare 1967 Jaguar Type E Roadster this week on PowerNation. The car had sat in pieces and in boxes in a storage unit for years before owners Lee Scott and Jeanne Beauchamp decided to restore it. They turned to T.C. Penick and Bay One Customs and the guys hit a home run! And even more challenging; the owners wanted it period correct. T.C. and his team transformed the rare roadster in a three year build with over 2000 man hours, back to better than new with a 4.2 liter engine with a 4 speed. The car only has 30,000 miles on it.
Lee picked Glasuret “Opalescence Blue” and it hints silver and blue depending on where and when you look at it. The leather interior was created by BAS with the original stitch in the seats just like in 1967. Bay One installed the interior along with period correct gauges they had to fly to England for their restoration. Although Lee passed away before the car was completed, Jeanne says she plans to drive and enjoy the Jag they way it was meant to be. It’s a beautiful display of craftsmanship!